Hunter injured the wrist in the ACC Tournament. At 6-7, 222 pounds, the freshman has the length to guard almost every position on the floor, and he was also a spot-up shooter averaging 38.2 percent shooting from beyond the arc. Hunter is expected to make a full recovery and be sidelined for 10 to 12 weeks.
The situation is somewhat reminiscent to when Justin Anderson missed time toward the end of the 2014-15 season with a broken finger. U.Va was a No. 2 seed in the '15 tournament, and a No. 5 seed in last season's tournament, and lost in the second round in both seasons.
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Virginia won't have much time to figure out how to play without Hunter as the Cavaliers open NCAA tournament play on Friday night against 16th-seeded UMBC.
The most memorable moment of Hunter's season was the dramatic game-winning 3-pointer he banked in at the buzzer to beat Louisville on March 1.
He scored his season-high 23 points November 19 in U.Va.'s 73-53 win against Monmouth. Hunter was named ACC Co-Rookie of the Week following his 22-point performance at Miami on February 18.